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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-10628-9
Paperback
312 pages
March 2016
US $19.99 Add to Cart

Foreword xiii

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 5

Chapter 1: Introducing ACT 7

Chapter 2: Understanding that a Little Unhappiness Is Normal 17

Chapter 3: Developing Psychological Flexibility 29

Chapter 4: Living a Life with Meaning 45

Chapter 5: Moving Forward with Committed Action 57

Chapter 6: Overcoming Barriers to Living a Meaningful Life 67

Chapter 7: Being Present through Mindfulness 81

Chapter 8: Understanding Your ‘Selves 93

Part II: ACT Principles and Perspectives 107

Chapter 9: Counting the Cost of Avoiding Yourself 109

Chapter 10: Linking the Human Mind and Consciousness 119

Chapter 11: Tracing the Origins of ACT and Relational Frame Theory 129

Part III: ACT for Everyday Life 145

Chapter 12: Overcoming Work ]Related Stress 147

Chapter 13: Looking at Love and Relationships through an ACT Lens 159

Chapter 14: Dealing with Problem Anger 173

Chapter 15: Helping You Live with Chronic Pain 187

Part IV: Mental Health Issues from an ACT Perspective 197

Chapter 16: Addressing Anxiety with ACT 199

Chapter 17: Beating Depression with Acceptance and Committed Action 211

Chapter 18: Dealing with Addiction 225

Chapter 19: Recovering from Psychosis 237

Part V: The Part of Tens 247

Chapter 20: Ten Brief Exercises to Help You Live More Mindfully 249

Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Value ]Based Living 257

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Overcome Fusion and Experiential Avoidance 265

Appendix: Further Sources 273

Index 277

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